There is a great divide in our country. I am not hoping to change your mind either way. I think ultimately we should be making decisions based on the fact that we are human beings, and not brains walking around on bodies.
All human beings deserve to be safe and have their basic needs met. We demand this of our selves why are we so unwilling to meet the needs of human beings in other countries?
Continue to pray, reaching your arms out to those who are suffering. Get involved; text and write your congressional representatives.
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Being “upset” is no longer the only option.
I have a rubber bracelet I received in the mail at the four month mark of my chemotherapy treatments. It was such a delightful and encouraging reminder. I have never taken it off. It inspires me greatly and reminds me what is important in the journey of my life; not just with regards to cancer, but to all of it; where I’ve been, where I’m going.
What inspires you? Please comment!
The word “compassion” is as hard to define as it is – understanding its importance.
- empathy; not knowing — but attempting to understand.
Is it not the most important path we walk as believers – to love and support those who are in need, whatever that need may be?
Isaiah 49:13 Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
This post is personal, as I have several women friends battling cancer. They are in varying stages, but all are fighting to live. What can I do to ease any of the pain? Bring a meal, pray intentionally and listen.
One of my favorite Christian authors is Dr. Charles Stanley, in the March 2016 monthly devotional was this lovely paragraph on March 8th:
Whatever the circumstances, we should be evaluating what God is doing in us. Like a gem polisher, He will work off our rough edges by running us up against tough experiences and people. When we look for His purposes and lessons, we hasten the time when our life message reflects the hope that is available in Christ Jesus.
The lesson here is — we will experience hard times, we will deal with abrasive people, we will be wounded by words. Circumstances will challenge and maybe even change us — but what we can’t do, is fall apart — taking a worldly view to our situation. No! Instead, lean in on your Heavenly Father; pray, seek wisdom and peace.